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The community of Hickory Corners, Michigan is in south-central Barry Township, in southwestern Barry County, in the southern portion of the Lower Peninsula.

As a census-designated place (CDP), there are defined boundaries for Hickory Corners, albeit solely for the purpose of the census. Locally, an area outside of these boundaries may also be considered part of the community. According to the CDP, Sheffield Road is the southern boundary, and Noonan Road and South Kelly Road form the western boundary, while its northern and eastern boundaries are less clearly defined. West Hickory Road and Kellogg School Road intersect in the north segment of the CDP, with the northern boundary being a short distance north of West Hickory Road.

Cities and villages within twenty miles of the community include Richland, Augusta, Galesburg, Springfield, Parchment, Battle Creek, Plainwell, Hastings, Otsego, Kalamazoo, Climax, and Martin, while the unincorporated communities of South Gull Lake, Turners Corner, Woodlawn Beach, Delton, Banfield, Stony Point, Cedar Creek, Cloverdale, and Bedford are within ten miles from Hickory Corners.

Acknowledged as the first European-American settler in the area, the Rev. Moses Lawrence built a home on the shore of what is now Lake Lawrence, about a half-mile from the current townsite, in 1834. The town was named for a large hickory tree that grew near where a schoolhouse was going to be built in 1837. The first home constructed within the town itself was built in 1839 by Solomon C. Hall, who became the first postmaster when a post office was opened on July 11, 1844.

The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners features one of the largest collections of classic and vintage automobiles in the state. Also included on the 90-acre site is the 1941 Blue Moon Diner, a recreation of a 1930s era Shell gas station, and the movie set and car from the 1967 Walt Disney movie, The Gnome-Mobile. Admission includes seven independent auto museums that share the site. Besides the Gilmore Car Museum, these are the Classic Car Club of America Museum, the Pierce-Arrow Museum, the H.H. Franklin Collection, the Model A Ford Museum, the Lincoln Motor Car Museum, and the Cadillac LaSalle Club Museum.

Just south of Hickory Corners, the Kellogg Biological Station is Michigan State University's largest off-campus complex. Many of its buildings were constructed by Will Keith Kellogg, of Kellogg's Cereal. The W.K. Kellogg Manor House is a prominent feature of the campus, situated 110 feet above Gull Lake.

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